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Evan Wittenberg

Evan Wittenberg has joined Ancestry in the new position of chief people officer. Wittenberg joins Ancestry from Box, where he was most recently senior vice president of people. Prior to Box, Wittenberg was the chief talent officer for HP; the head of global leadership development at Google; and director of the Graduate Leadership Program at The Wharton School.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.